Paducah Christmas Parade, Candy Cane Hunt Saturday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
The City of Paducah invites the public to spend Saturday, Dec.7 in downtown Paducah where they can enjoy several family-friendly activities.

The Parks and Recreation Department will host its Candy Cane Hunt for children 10 and under on the Carson Center lawn that afternoon. Registration for the free event will begin at noon. Children will be divided into three age groups and will race to collect more than 3000 candy canes and prizes provided by Banterra Bank. The hunts will begin at 12:45 pm for children three and under, 1 pm for children four to six, and 1:15 pm for children seven to ten years old. Gift bags will be given out at registration while supplies last.

Children 10 and under can also take place in the Yeiser Art Center Coloring Contest anytime from noon until 2 pm. Sheets can be turned in before leaving the candy cane hunt or by 5 pm that day to the Yeiser Art Center. There will be prizes for the winning entries in three age categories.

The annual City of Paducah Christmas Parade will take place at 5 pm that day. The theme for the 2019 Christmas Parade is 'Christmas Celebrations Around the World', with music and lighting on each of the parade’s more than 100 entries. Sarah Bradley, owner of Freight House restaurant and runner-up on season 16 of Bravo's 'Top Chef', will be the parade grand marshal.

The parade will begin at 14th and Broadway and travel down Broadway to 2nd Street where it will take a left and continue until Monroe Street. Santa Claus will make a special appearance at the end of the parade on the official Santa float and will be available for photos after the parade at the downtown gazebo. Parade entries will gather on Broadway between 14th and Fountain Ave., on Fountain Ave. between Broadway and Monroe, and on Jefferson between 14th and Fountain Ave. Streets will be closed in the staging area beginning at 2:30 pm on December 7.

Streets along the parade route will close by 3 pm in preparation for the parade. The Parks & Recreation Department also asks the public to refrain from parking in the parade preparation area from 2 to 6 pm to help limit the congestion of vehicles and floats.

Published 07:26 PM, Sunday Dec. 01, 2019
Updated 07:59 PM, Monday Dec. 02, 2019

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